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Google Launches AdSense Direct For Direct Ad Deals Google Launches AdSense Direct For Direct Ad Deals

Google has announced the launch of AdSense Direct, a way for publishers to manage their directly sold ad deals from within their AdSense accounts. The feature also enables publishers to show these ads on their site without having to actually …

Google Enabled Advertisers To Target Users Based On Sensitive Health Info Google Enabled Advertisers To Target Users Based On Sensitive Health Info
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Google has agreed to take steps to stop “privacy-intrusive” ads related to information about users’ health, according to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner or Canada, which investigated claims from a man with sleep apnea that Google ads for related …

Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’ Matt Cutts Has Declared Guest Blogging For SEO ‘Done’
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Google has been warning webmasters about guest blogging abuse for years now. This week, head of webspam Matt Cutts basically declared guest blogging dead. “Stick a fork in it: guest blogging is done,” says Google’s Matt Cutts. In light of …

Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In

Google announced a week ago that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the company behind the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smart thermostat and smoke detector devices. Naturally, many Nest device users and otherwise curious parties …

Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official Google Contact Lenses Are Now Official
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We reported two years ago that Google contact lenses were likely on the way, after Glass was unveiled, and finding that one of the engineers had previously given a talk discussing such devices. Now, Google has actually announced smart contact …

Woman Ticketed for Driving with Google Glass Wins in Court Woman Ticketed for Driving with Google Glass Wins in Court
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The California woman who was recently ticketed for wearing Google Glass while driving (the first such citation in the country) has been let off the hook. A court dismissed Cecilia Abadie’s ticket on Thursday afternoon, saying that there was no …

Google Details Google Drive Android API Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides …

Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle Dian Fossey (Of ‘Gorillas In The Mist’ Fame) Gets A Google Doodle

Dian Fossey, the famed zoologist and gorilla researcher known for her book, Gorillas in the Mist (which was turned into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver as Fossey), is the subject of a worldwide Google doodle today on what would have …

Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm Matt Cutts Discusses The Google Algorithm
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Google has released a new Webmaster Help video in which head of webspam Matt Cutts discusses the Google algorithm and how it ranks results on a page. More specifically, he responds to the following submitted question: Does Google use the …

Google Introduces Benchmark For All Your Microbenchmarking Needs Google Introduces Benchmark For All Your Microbenchmarking Needs

According to Google, you will rarely ever need to run microbenchmarks. Still, some developers will find it useful when they need to see if a piece of code they’re working on is truly worth it. While there are tools available …

Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your …

The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary The British Museum Honored With A Google Doodle On 255th Anniversary

Google is celebrating the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a doodle on its homepage in the UK. The museum, established in 1753, opened to the public in 1759, and currently holds a collection of about 8 million objects. …

Google Appeals Fine Over Privacy In France Google Appeals Fine Over Privacy In France

Last week, CNIL, France’s data protection watchdog, fined Google as much as is in its power for what it considers privacy violations. Google is appealing the fine. While the fine is the maximum CNIL can charge Google – 150,000 euros …

EU Gives Google ‘Weeks’ To Offer New Concessions EU Gives Google ‘Weeks’ To Offer New Concessions

The big European Google antitrust probe continues, but may be getting closer to a resolution. Either that or we may be getting closer to formal charges being brought against the Internet giant. Either way, it appears the EU is losing …

Secure Search Is Now On Bing, But It’s Completely Optional For Now Secure Search Is Now On Bing, But It’s Completely Optional For Now

In September of last year, Google began to enable secure search for those who weren’t signed into a Google account. It was seemingly part of an effort to encrypt more of its traffic from the prying eyes of the NSA, …

This Is How Dumb We Must Sound To Google This Is How Dumb We Must Sound To Google
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College Humor has put out a pretty humorous video pointing out how stupid search queries would sound if you spoke them aloud to a person. In this case, Google is a person, played by Brian Huskey (NSFW language). CollegeHumor’s Favorite …

New York Lawmaker Pushes for Google Glass Ban for Drivers New York Lawmaker Pushes for Google Glass Ban for Drivers
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If Brooklyn Assemblyman FĂ©lix Ortiz has is way, New York highways will be a Google Glass-free zone. The Democrat has introduced legislation to ban the use of Google Glass for those operating a motor vehicle. It would be a expansion …

Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition

Motorola was on a roll in 2013 with a line of super affordable smartphones that packed in some nifty features. The customizable Moto X is a steal at $399, and now Google is making the handset maker’s Moto G almost …

Detroit Lions Head Coach Hire Highlights Google’s Struggle With Real Time Detroit Lions Head Coach Hire Highlights Google’s Struggle With Real Time

Once again, Google is showing that its Knowledge Graph does not update fast enough. During the World Series last fall, somebody vandalized the Wikipedia page for the St. Louis Cardinals, calling them a “gay butt sex team”. Wikipedia was quick …

Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier …

YouTube Gives Users New Comment Management Page YouTube Gives Users New Comment Management Page

Google has launched a new Comments page for video creators so they can manage their comments from a single place. Recent changes to the commenting system have caused a great deal of backlash among users. Some of that (but certainly …